Treaty OK’d for African Pipeline Construction Project

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Tanzania’s government has approved the Intergovernmental Agreement between the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Uganda concerning the Pipelines System of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project. The treaty, which was ratified by the country’s National Assembly on Sept.11, 2017, is designed to promote efficiency, and protect and address the ownership structure of the $3.5 billion project. It also stipulates areas of cooperation, rights and freedoms for the project’s operators, and government concessions to be provided.

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline is a 1,445 kilometer system that will run from the oilfields in Hoima to the Chongoleani village in Tanga. Construction of the project is expected to begin in early 2018.

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